Tuesday, June 26, 2007

This week's meeting & GLOW deadlines


Welcome to your weekly art newsletter. Feel free to forward this on to your artist friends who you’ve been trying persuade to show with Untitled.

Remember Untitled welcomes all artists, all media, all levels.


We will be meeting this Wednesday, June 27th at 7:30pm at Kazu in Cummins Station.

At this week’s meeting:

- Any last thoughts on the summer show. We had a great discussion last week. Thanks for everyone’s thoughts and ideas.

- GLOW discussion

- FAQ submission

- ArtsHealth America

- 15 minute ART-FIX (bring your drawing supplies). This is totally optional.

Next week we will NOT be meeting because it will be July 4th. So our next meeting will be July 11th.

Look forward to picking up posters and cards for the GLOW show at the meeting on the 11th.


Coming soon! Stay tuned for info about a free Untitled workshop on how to take photographs of your work.


For all GLOWing artists, here are the important details and deadlines for the next show:


one-night-only art gala and silent auction to benefit Untitled

$5 donation at the door
Friday, July 27, 2007
7:00 - 11:00 PM
The Bar Car in Cummins Station
209 10th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203

(The Bar Car is right next door to where we hold our weekly meetings)


Email info@untitlednashville.org jpegs of artwork to be entered into show: NOW! Press release will go out early July.

$15 FEE ($20 w/ Untitled supplied black light) bring to a meeting or mail postmarked by Friday, July 20th (address on website)
Titleblock entry due online: Sunday, July 22nd midnight REGISTER HERE!!

Drop-off Work: Wednesday, July 25th 6-8pm @ venue
Installation: Thursday, July 26th
Show: Friday, July 27th 7-11pm
Clean-up: Saturday, July 28th

All artwork will be for sale in the silent auction to benefit Untitled. 10% of each sale will go to Untitled.

If you want to volunteer but do not plan to be in the show, you can register to volunteer here:

Here’s something else to think about for the GLOW show this year. Participating artists may also bring up to 5 items for the “small works” table to be for sale at the GLOW show. This is for GLOW only.
What’s a small work? Anything up to 11x17 inches. Think small original art, prints, crafts, etc.
10% of sales will go to Untitled. Small works do not have to glow in any way.
Small works drop-off is at the regular drop-off. Artist must bring accompanying sheet of items.
Details are on the last page of the registration form online.

Contact us with any questions!

Also, contact us with requests for newsletter topics, meeting topics, announcements, calls for artists, venue and sponsor suggestions, and ideas on how to make Untitled better.




Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Next Meeting and GLOW

Hello Everyone:

Congratulations on a great show! Our summer show “Where does it hurt?” was a great success thanks to everyone involved.

Untitled would like to thank:

Essense Day Spa, DJ Synapse Trap, Hudson Yards, Metro Nashville Arts Commission.

Also, a very big thanks to our super hard-working volunteers:


Artist Liason: Shelly Santana

Hospitality Chairperson: John Collier

Installation Chairperson: Doyle Hunter

Clean-up God: Ben Vitualla

PR Chairperson: Mike Tarrolly

Co-Curators: Jodi Reeves and Samantha Callahan

Poster Designer: Melissa Martin

And our volunteers in no particular order: Greg Butler, Sarah Clark, Kate Whitesell, Ross Berry, Anise Rouse, Lana Finch, Ryan Hogan, Stephen Watkins, Jess Henderson, Rachel Bohn, Josh Petty, Selena Long & friend, Daniel Brown, Nick Valentino, Brent Spears, Daryle Jones, Teylor Reeves, Will Branham, Amy Pizzano, Mary Brace, Matt Walden, Athena Workman, Laura Carpenter, Kim Risburg, Miranda Fuller, Brad Blackman, John Barcus, Olga Alexeeva, Carla Contreras

Those of you who sold work at the show may pick up your check at the Untitled meeting on June 27th.

Don’t forget to upload your Untitled show photos to FLICKR and then add them to the Untitled group. Go check out some photos that have already been posted:


Speaking of photos…

Be sure to look for photos of Untitled artists at the exhibit in the Davidson AM section of the Tennessean this week, sometime around the 22nd.


We will meet this Wednesday, June 20th at 7:30pm at Kazu Restaurant in Cummins Station. We’ll recap our summer show and discuss what went well and what we could do better. Also, come and find out more about GLOW.

Those of you who are interested in helping out with GLOW may come early to join the GLOW committee at 6pm.


Our annual GLOW SHOW is set for July 27th. That’s not very far away and we need your help! We will be recruiting lots of folks to help out with this fun show/art party/celebration/fundraiser. Think about what you’d like to do and email us or come to a meeting. The more people we have to help, the less each of us has to do. Volunteers are needed in all areas for before, during and after the show!!!! Volunteering is fun, we promise!

Here are some positions that still need to be filled:

PR Chairperson

Door prize and Donations Chairperson(s) (we have a list of who to approach)

Clean-up God

Silent Auction Coordinator & Assistant

Artist Liaison Assistant

Lighting Coordinator

Poster Crew

Wanna help out but don’t want to be a chairperson? That’s fine too! Just sign up to be a part of any crew at a meeting or email us at info@untitlednashville.org

You may also sign up to volunteer on the registration survey.


Get your glowing ideas started with some general guidelines for the GLOW SHOW:

The GLOW Show is an art show featuring luminous and black-lit art; also it is Untitled's annual fundraiser. Same as previous years’ glow shows, we will ask for a $5 donation at the door.

Artists and volunteers get in free.

We hope to have as many artists as possible to enter black-lit or luminous pieces into the show. (Black-lit art is art that will glow when placed under a black light. Luminous art is self-lit--i.e., light boxes, light sculptures or other artwork that have an internal light source.) Please review the information below - then get out and GLOW.


Participation fees:

Luminous artwork - $15

Black-lit artwork - $20

Black-lit artwork (artist provides own black light fluorescent tube to suspend above artwork) -$15


General considerations:

-Downy and other liquid fabric softeners will glow under black light.

-Borax will also glow under black light.

-Fluorescent chalk, pencils and clay all glow under black light, but fluorescent spray does not.

-Some phosphorescent objects (like the adhesive stars you can put on your

ceiling) will fade gradually after being out of direct light for a while.

-Wildfire and Rosco are two paint brands with excellent fluorescent colors

- Did you know that tonic water, toothpaste, and vitamin B all glow in black light?

For more on what looks pretty in the dark purple light, visit http://chemistry.about.com/cs/howthingswork/f/blblacklight.htm


Already have a GLOW image ready to send to press? Email it to info@untitlednashville.org

As always, feel free to email us with questions!




p.s. If you’re a new artist, Untitled recommends that you also sign up for ART-TALK, a list serv for visual arts in Nashville.

Here’s the link:


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Art Drop-off this Wednesday

Hello everyone,

We will not be having our regular meeting at Kazu this week. We will be at the art drop-off.

In case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard yet, our summer show is this Friday night and there are over 60 artists participating. (see list below – if you are an artist and you registered but are not on the list, contact us asap.)

WHERE DOES IT HURT? | one-night-only | Friday, June 15, 2007 | The Essense Room | 1511 Jefferson Street | 6:00 - 10:00 PM | Free and open to the public


The Essense Room is located inside the Essense Day Spa. Above is a link to Google maps. It is located a few blocks from the farmers’ market downtown. When facing the building, the Essense Room is on the right side. There is a sign for the venue above the entrance door. (1511 Jefferson Street Nashville, TN 37208)


There is a small parking area behind the venue and lots of street parking on 16th Avenue right next to the venue. We also have access to these parking lots/areas for the night of the show:

Across the street: J.T. Smith Barber shop & Earthtones

On the same side of the street: Woodcuts & Tennessee Tribune



The art drop-off and volunteer confirmation for WHERE DOES IT HURT is Wednesday, June 13 from 6-8 PM at The Essense Room. Drop-off/confirmation takes about 15 minutes. Come any time between 6 and 8pm. Late work will not be accepted. Did we mention that late work will not be accepted? We did. It will not.

If you registered for WHERE DOES IT HURT? and decided later not to participate, please email Info@untitlednashville.org to let us know your change in plans. Otherwise we'll worry about you and wait for you and be grouchy.

Here's what to bring to the drop-off:

1) Your work, which must be dry and ready to hang (wired, or with other appropriate hanging hardware). PLEASE BE SURE YOUR NAME AND THE TITLE OF YOUR PIECE ARE ON THE BACK. If your work is not properly prepared for hanging, it will not be shown. Please check in with the curator or installation chair to confirm that your work is ready to hang.

2) A bottle of wine, or water, or soda or a food item to share with our guests.

Optional: A one-page bio and/or artist's statement. Untitled maintains a book of bios and artists' statements for patrons to review during our shows. If you would like your information included in the book, please bring a single page with you to the drop-off. Article on writing an artist's statement:

You may also bring your small promotional materials to place on our sales and information table – ie: business cards, postcards, bookmarks, pins, stickers, etc.

As always, if you have questions, please email info@untitlednashville.org

Can't wait to see what you made!



Amy vazquez

Amy Pizzano

Anice Rouse

April Rhodes

Athena Workman

Barbara dorris

Barry Louwerse

Barry A. Noland

beth seiters

Brad Blackman

Brent Spears

Carla Christina Contreras

Charlotte Caldwell

Cherri elam

Chris Haller

Connie Sinclair

Daniel Brown

Dirk Mooth

DJ Justice

Donnaire Gunter

Doyle Hunter

forest Jackson

Daryle Jones

Franne Lee

Gregory West

Heidi Renee Holman

Janet Lee

Jesse Henderson

Jodi Reeves

John Collier

John Barcus

Josh Petty

Kathy Whitesell

Kim Risburg

Lana Finch

Laura Carpenter

Lori Hammett

Lorraine Louwerse

M. Dailey Walden

Mar augelli

Maria Torres

Mary Brace

Miranda Fuller

Nick Valentino

Olga Alexeeva

Penny Tyler

Rachel Bohn

Rachel Briggs

Randy McQuien, JR

Ross Berry

Roy Wyatt Batty

Ryan Hogan

Samantha Callahan

Sarah Clark

Selena Long

Shana Kohnstamm

Shelly Santana

Sher Fick

Stephen Watkins

Tabitha Young

Terry Thornhill

Teylor Reeves

William Branham

Mike Tarrolly

Jim Suruda

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Where does it hurt? Press Release & Poster




Nashville, TN

Nashville's UNTITLED artists' group invites you to experience artistic healing with "Where Does It Hurt?," Friday, June 15th at an inviting and luxurious day spa. This free, one-night-only art event will be held in The Essense Room at 1511 Jefferson Street where over 60 innovative and upcoming Nashville visual artists are poised to soothe your pain with provocative paints, fresh photography, and moving mixed-media. "Where does it hurt?" is the latest in a series of successful quarterly exhibitions that support artistic innovation and offer alternative visual arts in non-traditional spaces.

UNTITLED has introduced new artists to the community since 1991, is comprised of several hundred artists, and has left an indelible stamp on the burgeoning Nashville art scene. UNTITLED members include staff and exhibiting artists from Zeitgeist, Dangenart, Plowhaus, Twist Gallery, (fov) gallery. UNTITLED members also include art faculty, students, and graduates from Watkins College of Art and Design, Belmont University, Vanderbilt University, Lipscomb University, TSU, Fisk University and MTSU.

"Where Does It Hurt?" will take place Friday, June 15th from 6 to 10 p.m. in The Essense Room at 1511 Jefferson Street, located at the corner of Jefferson Street and 16th Avenue North near Fisk University. The Essense Room is located within the Essense Day Spa, a full service day spa in downtown Nashville and a nominee for Best of Citysearch 2007. Admission is free, and the public is invited to meet and mingle with the artists, all while viewing art, exploring massage, and unleashing their inner groove to the downbeat melodies of a local DJ. Patrons may purchase artwork by cash, check or charge and may take their pieces home with them at 10pm that evening.

Untitled is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting artists, reaching new art audiences, and offering alternative visual arts experiences in the Nashville community. The group's meetings and shows provide opportunities for artists to connect, collaborate and learn from each other. All artists at all levels and in all media are invited to attend weekly meetings at Kazu in Cummins Station, and to participate in quarterly exhibitions. The deadline for artists to register for "Where does it hurt?" is June 10th. New artists are encouraged to show. For more information about "WHERE DOES IT HURT?" or the Untitled Artists' Group and its programs to support and promote the visual arts, please visit our website, www.untitlednashville.org , or email info@untitlednashville.org

Posters, Payment & Registration reminder

Hello everyone:

Untitled meets tonight, June 6th at 7:30pm at Kazu in Cummins Station.

Tonight we will hand out posters and fliers and we need your help posting these around Nashville. Come to the meeting to pick some up!
You may also pay your participation fee tonight. it's $15. (more info below)

In lieu of an actual meeting next week, we will be at the venue for artwork drop-off. If you come to Kazu, we won't be there. But you could hang out with the regulars at the bar. They're fun and friendly.

must be postmarked by this Friday, June 8th. OR you may bring your money/check to this week's meeting.
Mail to:
P.O. Box 40232
Nashville, TN 37204

The deadline to register is this Sunday, June 10th at midnight. Please get your info in on time (including revisions). Many volunteers use this info to organize the show. Please be kind to your fellow artists.
About revisions: If you've already registered but have completely changed your mind about which piece you wanna show, or change a title, or change a price - DON'T WORRY - All you need to do is re-register and we will use the newest data.

(after reading this page on how to participate)
email info@untitlednashville.org

We will remind you about bringing food and beverages at drop off and to the event, and we will let you know where to park at the venue.

...a few openings/events this weekend...

Centennial Art Center
VISIONS, an exhibit of paintings and sculpture by Michael Doochin, Juliana Ericson and Robert S. Jones, through July 27
Reception: Friday, June 8th; 5 PM to 7 PM.
25th Avenue North and Park Plaza Corner of Nashville's Centennial Park

Dunn Bros Coffee
Showcased artists: Mar Augelli, Ev Niewoehner, Marsha Rusk & Julian Cole
Meet the Artists Reception/Grand opening: Friday, June 8th; 4-5pm
“L & C Tower” at 401 Church Street in downtown Nashville

Tennessee Arts Center at Madison
Static Dynamic
Three Artist Exhibit
Nashville artists Laura Artates, Rex Boggs, and Margaret Frey open the month long exhibit
Reception: Saturday, June 9, 2007; 6:30pm
Exhibit runs May 29 – June 24
403 Gallatin Road, South, Madison

CRAFT: A Creative Community
monthly "Sunday Fair" featuring over 30 local artists/crafters
Sunday, June 10th; 11 am to 5 pm
A wide variety of original hand-crafted items and artwork will be available for purchase.
corner of 14th and Woodland streets, in the rear parking lot of the Lipstick Lounge in East Nashville.

...new open studio and workshops for the summer...

LeQuire Gallery & Studio is pleased to offer new open studios and workshops for the summer 2007 season. For more information call (615) 298-4611.


Open Studio with Murat Kaboulov:
June 5th - August 28th
Tuesdays, 5:30 - 8:30pm
$25 per session

This class gives the student an opportunity to capture proportion and structure of the human figure with the model changing poses every few minutes. Murat will instruct using pencil, charcoal and pastel.
No Registration.

Open Studio with Alan LeQuire:
(Sessions are now in progress).
Thursdays, 5:30-8:30pm through June 28th.
Fall schedule: September 6th - November 15th.
$25 per session
This class focuses on sculpting, but students are welcome to paint or draw. A model changes poses every other week.
No Registration.

see ART-TALK for more workshops offered at LeQuire Gallery & Studio